While they may be familiar with the galleries and performance spaces of Artisphere, the productions launched by Shirlington’s Signature Theatre or the unique physical performance art of Synetic Theater, visitors to Arlington may be surprised to learn that an important part of Arlington’s cultural scene may be just in front of their hotels, along the street, or perhaps even in a park. It’s all part of Arlington’s public art collection. With more than 60 permanent pieces in the collection and an ever-changing rotating temporary collection, Arlington’s public artworks are considered to be some of the finest in the nation.
Visitors can explore the public art collection and some of the stories behind the pieces on their own schedule by simply browsing the Collection Highlights Brochure. Several tours are also available, including a 14-mile bike tour that travels to various public art projects around the county and a walking tour of the Rosslyn urban village and its public art collection. Explore Arlington’s public art – it truly gives a whole new look to each of the County’s unique neighborhoods.
Posted by Courtney Cacatian on March 05, 2013 | Permalink